Found a great marine engineer that does work on the side, when he saw the boat he recognised it as he had worked on it before, a loving owner who threw money at it to make sure it was in tip top condition
The leg and 3L engine have now had a full service (impeller was in bits) need a new switch for the trim as the motor is fine and he checked the loom etc so will fit a new switch tomorrow. Fired her up and adjusted timing and the carb gasket was sucking in huge amount of air, so he will replace that tomorrow.
Mooring is paid for and my space is waiting for me, just got the wiring to finish on my towbar and ready to drop her in this weekend hopefully for a trouble free season of fun
How much abuse can the 3L take, i think they were called the iron duke in the american cars back in the day 1997. He told me that it has already had new big ends as the oil pressure was low, and that he had previously fitted some plate thing to the engine and filled it with silicone as they are natorious of letting water in and corroding (looked like a fan belt metal cover
This will be my 1st proper season with her, if going for say 30 mins or an hour jaunt, is it 3.5k revs i should keep to so as not to stress the engine, or can i give it the beans and just keep an eye on the temp?
Thought i woul;d share this here as its a great forum and would like to see the numbers rise